Infrastructure SA (ISA) provides independent expert advice to government, as required, on specific strategic issues as they arise.
Northern Water Supply
Infrastructure SA has been asked by the South Australian Government to oversee preparation of several detailed studies investigating a potential infrastructure project to provide a new sustainable water supply for northern South Australia.
These studies will consider the economic, social, environmental and cultural implications of building a desalination plant, pipelines, and associated facilities to access sea water and make it available to industry and communities in the Far North and Upper Spencer Gulf.
The current Options Analysis phase is expected to be complete in March 2022. The Business Case phase will commence immediately after and conclude in early 2023, followed by an investment decision.
Over the course of these studies, ISA will oversee an extensive consultation and engagement process with local industry and communities, including Aboriginal communities, throughout the region.
ISA is working in close partnership with SA Water, BHP, OZ Minerals and State Government departments.
For further information, and to contact the Northern Water Project Team, please visit the project website.
Mount Barker Mass Transit
In late 2021, ISA was requested by the State Infrastructure Cabinet Committee (ICC) to provide a holistic, independent view and direction for options to address passenger transport issues impacting the Mount Barker to Adelaide Corridor.
Existing work, including relevant State Government and independent reports, plans and studies were reviewed and considered, and ISA also undertook targeted stakeholder engagement with local members, councils, transport service providers and community proponents to support the study.
The ISA report details our assessment of the transport need, demographic and corridor challenges, and options considered. ISA makes six recommendations to enable Government to meet the needs of a growing population in Mount Barker and the Adelaide Hills more broadly.
Engineering consulting firm WSP was engaged by ISA to provide technical and economic advice into this strategic study.